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Nov 16, 2013 8:00am EST
at the pentagon on the day jfk was assassinated. he talks about his experiences at the white house, the u.s. capitol, and at arlington national cemetery in the days after the president's death. the sixth floor museum in dallas, texas, hosted this 40-minute event. the museum is located in the old texas school book depository which employed lee harvey oswald, the prime suspect in the president's murder. evidence that shots were fired from the building's sixth floor was discovered after the assassination. >> during these oral histories every so often a remarkable voice emerges, a gifted storyteller, and we like to invite those special guests back to the museum to participate in a program like this. that's what living history is all about. and our guest today is one of those speakers. his remarkable story has him at the pentagon at the day of the assassination, the medical officer of the day at the pentagon, but his assignments that weekend took him to the white house, to the capitol and to arlington national cemetery. so we have a lot of ground to cover today. and i hope you'll join me in welc
Nov 17, 2013 3:00pm EST
help me welcome dr. thomas mcconnell to share his story with us. [ applause ] >> dr. mcconnell, even though the story we're going to be talking about takes place in washington, you're a dallas native. and one of the things that fascinates me is that it's book ended by parker memorial hospital. >> maybe book ended in maybe more ways than you might realize. i was born at parker hospital. my mother was brought over here for my birthing. i got this accent in sulfur springs, texas. it's been somewhat of a handicap, it is a signature, however, of me. the two years of french i took just didn't mix well with east texas. but i went to high school at sulfur springs and went to college at rice. and morrell vapt, i went to medical school at ut southwestern and did my medical training here at parkland hospital. and finished up and got my degree in 1962 after which i went to intern at the university of mississippi medical center in jackson from '62 to '63. this is when, if you were there at that time you felt like the world was coming loose at the seams. medgar evers was assassinated while i was o
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